WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Six (Dec. 18th)

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WORCESTER  Another busy week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our sixth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.


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WACBA Men’s Player of the Week: Kareem Davis (Becker College | Sr.|Lowell, Mass.): Davis matched his career-high with 34 points in a heroic effort as Becker fell 74-71 to visiting Worcester State last Tuesday evening. The senior team captain also added six assists, two steals and three rebounds. With his jumper off, Davis took it right at the Lancers’ defense, going 12 of 13 from the line. The Hawks will break for the holidays and return to competition on Thursday, Jan. 3 at UMass Dartmouth.

Hassell WEB WACBA WACBA Men’s Rookie of the Week: Eddie Hassell (Worcester State | Fr. | Milton, Mass.): Hassell closed out the first semester by scoring 11 points in 23 minutes, while tallying three rebounds, two blocks and one steal in a three-point win over Becker College.

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Branislav Vujadinovic (Assumption College | Jr. | Belgrade, Serbia): Vujadinovic posted his first double-double of the season last Saturday when the Hounds fell to Chestnut Hill, 59-56. The junior scored 16 points with a season-high ten rebounds, two assists and three steals to lead Assumption in the contest.

Bobby Perette (Anna Maria College | Jr. | Marshfield, Mass.): Perette averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and one steal in a pair of setbacks last week against Lesley University and Mitchell College. The junior guard began the week with a 17 point performance against the Lynx, while adding three rebounds and one swipe before registering 14 points, four caroms and one steal against Mitchell.

Kameron Jimenez-Fox (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Boston, Mass.): Jimenez-Fox posted a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds, along with as three assists, one steal and one block in a 73-65 victory over Castleton University last Tuesday in the Falcons’ lone contest of the week.

Shaun McCarthy (Worcester State | Jr. | Oxford, Mass.): McCarthy recorded a season-high 32 points in a narrow 74-71 win over Becker College last Tuesday. McCarthy was 13-for-20 from the floor, but also secured eight rebounds, while adding a pair of assists and one steal.

Garrett Stephenson (WPI | So. | Townsend, Mass.): Stephenson notched his second consecutive double-double of the season, this time with 18 points and 11 rebounds to help WPI remain perfect with an 86-71 win over Husson on Sunday. The sophomore scored six of 12 second-half points and hauled in six of his eight second-half rebounds during the decisive 26-5 run by the Engineers.


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NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Top 5 Week One Poll (Dec. 17th)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

Another season of high school hockey has begun here in Massachusetts, which means it is time to unveil our first Northeastern Conference (NEC) girl’s ice hockey poll, which finds Winthrop in the top spot followed by Masconomet (second) and Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading (third).

We are very excited to produce a weekly poll through Noontime Sports every week, so make sure to circle back every Monday and see who earned our top spot, as well as what teams moved-up or down.

Similar to the other Noontime Sports polls, we will also highlight teams that are ‘on the rise.’ This week, Beverly/Danvers secured that honor as a team to watch.

Make sure to stay connected with us on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools, while also tossing a follow to @NoontimePuck, which is keeping you updated on the New England hockey world.


NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Week One Poll (Dec. 17th, 2018)

1. Winthrop 

2-0, 2-0 

2. Masconomet

1-0-1, 1-0-1

3. Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading

1-1-1, 1-0-1

4. Medford/Malden

1-2, 1-1

5. Marblehead

1-2, 0-2 

On the Rise: Beverly/Danvers (0-2, 0-2) 


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NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Top 10 Week One Poll (Dec. 17th)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

Another season of high school hockey has begun here in Massachusetts, which means it is time to unveil our first Northeastern Conference (NEC) boy’s ice hockey poll, which finds Marblehead in the top spot followed by Danvers (second) and Gloucester (third).

We are very excited to produce a weekly poll through Noontime Sports every week, so make sure to circle back every Monday and see who earned our top spot, as well as what teams moved-up or down.

Similar to the other Noontime Sports polls, we will also highlight teams that are ‘on the rise.’ This week, we have two teams to watch: Everett and Revere/Malden.

Make sure to stay connected with us on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools, while also tossing a follow to @NoontimePuck, which is keeping you updated on the New England hockey world.


NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Week One Poll (Dec. 17th, 2018)

1. Marblehead  2-0, 1-0 NEC North
2. Danvers  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
3. Gloucester  2-0-1, 1-0-0 NEC North
4. Beverly  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
5. Saugus  0-0-2, 0-0-1 NEC North
6. Swampscott  1-1, 0-1 NEC South
7. Lynn 0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC South
8. Peabody  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
9. Winthrop  2-1, 0-0 NEC North
10. Somerville  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC South

On the Rise: Everett (2-1, 0-0 NEC South) and Revere/Malden (0-2, 0-0 NEC South)


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Clark’s Paul Phillips To Retire After 2018-19 Season

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By Matt Nooonan | @MattNoonan11

Clark University men’s basketball coach Paul Phillips announced late Wednesday evening that he will be retiring at the conclusion of his team’s 2018-19 season.

Phillips, who is in his 21st season with the Cougars, enters his team’s current holiday break with a career record of 438-360, which includes wins from his previous stop at Anna Maria College.

The Cougars’ long-time bench boss has guided the Red and White to 273 wins since arriving on campus prior to the start of the 1996-97 campaign, which is the most wins by any coach in the Clark men’s basketball program history. Additionally, Phillips has led the Cougars to four New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season and conference tournament championships, along with five appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Clark last appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.

As of Thursday morning, Phillips has guided his current squad to four wins, including a pair of recent victories earlier this month against Framingham State and Regis College.

Clark, which sits at 4-5 overall, is off until Saturday, December 29th when they host Curry College on the opening day of the Clark Basketball Holiday Classic.

In a statement last night to the media, which was also seen through the Clark athletic website, Phillips said he has been “contemplating” his retirement for “for quite a while,” but feels its best to walk away after his team’s current season concludes.

“I truly appreciate everything that Clark has done for me and everything that the institution has allowed me to do,” Phillips said in last night’s press release. “I will miss the student-athletes the most, but will also miss the action and camaraderie that is developed on and off the court.”

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Paul Phillips is currently the all-time winningest coach in Clark University men’s basketball program history. (PHOTO COURTESY: Frank Poulin)

Phillips was tabbed the 1999-2000 NEWMAC Coach of the Year, while earning the Paul N. Johnson Memorial Award from Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) in 2016.

Prior to his arrival at Clark, Phillips enjoyed a successful 10-year stint (1986-96) with the Anna Maria men’s basketball program, which included six Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) crowns, along an appearance in the 1995-96 NCAA Division III Tournament’s ‘Sweet Sixteen.’

Phillips’ 1995-96 AMCATs squad set the program’s current record for most wins (25) in a singles-season, which was almost matched by the 2012-13 squad that finished its season with 21 victories.


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WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Five (Dec. 11th)

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WORCESTER  Another busy week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our fifth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.


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WACBA Men’s Player of the Week: Caleb Green (Holy Cross | Soph. | Londonderry, N.H.): Green averaged 16.5 points, 7.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in a 1-1 week for the Crusaders. He began the week by recording 17 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in an 82-78 victory at UMass Amherst. Additionally, he connected on six free throws in the final minutes to secure a four-point win against the Minutemen. Four days later against Rhode Island, the sophomore tallied 16 points, eight assists, three steals and two rebounds in a 79-63 loss. For the week, he connected on 12 of 12 free throws, while handing out 14 assists with just two turnovers.

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Matthew Kelley (Assumption College | Soph. | North Potomac, Md.): Kelly scored a game-high 15 points while shooting 7-for-13 from the floor in a loss to Stonehill College. The sophomore added four rebounds and two assists in the game, as well.

Dewayne Thomas (Becker College | Sr. | Lowell, Mass.): Thomas averaged 17.5 points per game this past week, on 53.6 percent shooting. The senior also averaged 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game. At press time, Thomas ranks fifth in the NECC in blocked shots at 1.4 per game.

Brendan Kittredge (Clark University | Jr. | Clinton, Mass.): Kittredge posted a team-high 17 points in Clark’s 75-64 victory last week over Framingham State. He also added two assists, five rebounds, and two steals in the win, too.

Tyler Dion (Worcester State | Jr. | Barre, Mass.): The junior guard averaged 17.5 points and three rebounds in a pair of games last week for the Lancers. He began the week netting 13 points, while tallying five assists, three rebounds and one steal in a one-point loss to Skidmore College before posting 22 points, five assists, three caroms and one swipe in another one-point loss to Salve Regina.

Reid Walker (WPI | Soph. | Lithia, Fla.): Walker averaged 17.5 points and totaled eight steals, six assists and three blocks as the Engineers went 2-0 last week. The sophomore led the Crimson and gray with 13 points at Framingham State and 22 points at Salem State.


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